SOURCE: Blast Media

November 06, 2013 15:02 ET

Shawn Stockman to Join Blast Media as President of Urban / Pop

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 6, 2013) - Blast Media is pleased to announce its recent hire of Shawn Stockman as President of Urban / Pop and member of their executive team. Within this role, Shawn Stockman will lead the strategic direction, expansion, and operation of all Urban & Pop initiatives by Blast Media.

Shawn Stockman best known as a member of the iconic R&B group Boyz II Men and comes to Blast Media with a wealth of experience. Having unprecedented success with the group, including holding the all-time record of sixteen weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart where Boyz II Men ranked top of the list three times -- at the number one, three, and four spots -- for the longest running Number One singles in Billboard history. Boyz II Men is among a select group of artists that have held at the number one spot for at least 50 cumulative weeks, placing them just fourth on that list behind Elvis Presley, The Beatles, and Mariah Carey. As a member of Boyz II Men, Shawn Stockman won 4 Grammy Awards throughout his 20+ year career. Additionally, he also won 9 American Music Awards, 9 Soul Train Awards, 3 Billboard Awards, and a 2011 MOBO Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.

Shawn comments, "This is an exciting time! We are at the forefront of real change in the industry. I am honored to be a part of history in the making, not as an artist this time, but solely an executive. Blast Media represents a safe haven for anyone who's been frustrated with the old Record Industry business models. We're staffed with some of the most experienced and creative people in the industry who understand that the times have changed and are eager to blaze a new trail. I am happy to offer my 22 years of experience on both sides of the music industry to a company that truly has the potential to do amazing things!"

Jeff Clayborne, President of Blast Media, said, "We are very excited to have Shawn join the Blast Media family. We all appreciate Shawn's creative genius, but his understanding of the industry and its challenges, combined with his vision, is what separates him from most executives. Blast Media is taking an artist first approach and Shawn will be at center stage bridging the gap between artists and business communities."

Most recently having just celebrated their 20th anniversary Boyz II Men landed a residency at the Mirage in Las Vegas. Shawn Stockman is also a judge on the television show The Sing-Off, alongside Jewel and Ben Folds with host Nick Lachey. The Sing-Off will be premiering its 4th season Dec 9th 2013 on NBC. Additionally, Boyz II Men is currently working on a new album with BMG that will be released summer 2014.